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  • Image of Proximity Magazine Issue 001
  • Image of Proximity Magazine Issue 001
  • Image of Proximity Magazine Issue 001
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Pages: 160
Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.5"
Cover: soft
Binding: perfect bound
Process: digital
Color: full color cover and limited number of pages, mostly b&w
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Proximity is a magazine dedicated to contemporary art and culture.

Its mission is to amplify discourse on local and global art ecologies. We hope to serve as a map of artists, collectives and alternative spaces to commercial galleries, museums and universities ­as a means of connecting and cultivating sustainable creative communities.

Proximity is published by Public Media Institute a non-profit 501(c)(3).

Issue 001 is the debut issue that came out in the Spring of 2008 at Version Festival >08. See thumbnails for table of contents.

Description From half letter press:

" Proximity is a lovingly produced magazine of art and culture, focusing predominantly on Chicago, while extending a wide reach to many other locales. Chicago has needed a well designed magazine like this one for a long time. It is being produced by Rachel and Ed Marzewski, who are responsible for several endeavors: Lumpen, Select Media, Version Fest, Co-Prosperity Sphere and many other publications, art spaces, and gatherings.

This issue is their first. The full title is, Proximity Number One: The Chicago Issue (Mapping and Reading Contemporary Culture in the City). It is packed with columns (one by Half Letter Pressers: Salem and Brett), interviews (one with Stephanie Smith, curator of Beyond Green), profiles of independently run art spaces, a map of Chicago's socially engaged art workers, feature article by Greg Sholette, and more"